ICCVM 2019 - Veterinary Communication Summit
 
Dr. Sam Romano
University of Colorado
Sam Romano, DVM MBA is a 1983 graduate of the Colorado State University (CSU) Professional Veterinary Medical (PVM) program, and past founder and co-owner of emergency services (1992-2014) at The Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado (VRCC). Since 2007, he has served as an adjunct instructor in the CSU PVM program teaching courses in communication skills, clinical reasoning, business, and wellbeing. Sam is certified in Gallup-Clifton StrengthFinders, and is the current Immediate Past President of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA). He lives in Arvada, Colorado with his wife Mary. They have two grown children, Natalie and Nick, who also reside in Colorado.
 
Darcy Shaw
Dept. of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
Darcy H. Shaw, DVM, MVSc, MBA, DACVIM is Professor Emeritus of small animal internal medicine in the Dept. of Companion Animals, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Over his 30 plus years as a veterinarian, Darcy has served as a clinician, educator and administrator and held leadership positions such as Teaching Hospital Director, Department Chair and Associate Dean of Professional Services. He is a Past President (2000-2001) of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and is a board member of the Veterinary Leadership Institute. Darcy lead the development of the communication skills teaching program at the AVC and is a regular trainer for the Institute for Healthcare Communication in its annual veterinary faculty development train-the-trainer program. He is a certified facilitator for the Center for Courage and Renewal and co-facilitates an annual retreat (Leading with Integrity) for leaders in veterinary medicine. Over his career, Darcy has developed a deep appreciation for the dedication and passion of people within the veterinary community and the compelling need to support each other, communicate effectively and lead with integrity and authenticity. Darcy and his wife, Shelley Burton, a clinical pathologist at AVC, live in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Darcy’s personal passions include cooking, cycling, cats and travel.